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Old 15th June 2016, 15:48   #1
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Default Trivia: Named Buses.

Hi everyone!
This is about which buses are named individually, not the route, and not relating to numbers or manufracturer.

For example there's:
Lolly & Splash the "seasiders" which run the 17 service in Cleethorpes.
Charlie, Boomer, Jojo, & Ozzy which run the Humber Flyer service.

The name is written on all of these buses.
For the purpose of this thread, UK buses in regular passenger service only.
Can you help find them all?
Thanks
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Old 15th June 2016, 16:03   #2
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Spirit of London (Stagecoach London 19000) and 15100 "Dave Gardner" are two London ones
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Old 15th June 2016, 16:08   #3
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Brighton and Hove?! every single one of their buses is named!
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Old 15th June 2016, 20:04   #4
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Probably now retired, but I think I remember that the reverse-livery (white with a red band) Devon General open-toppers that worked the sea-front route around Torbay (Leyland Atlanteans?) used to carry the names of sea-dogs such as Sir Francis Drake, Raleigh, Howe etc.
Happy days: holidays at grandma's!
Sadly Wikipedia says they have all been withdrawn.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_top_buses_in_Torbay

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Old 15th June 2016, 20:11   #5
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The original Jurassic Coast vehicles were named after things on or related to the Jurassic coast.
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Old 15th June 2016, 20:47   #6
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Large amounts of trentbarton and a couple of sister TM Travel's fleet is named.

First South Yorkshire also has the following buses named, according to my fleetlist:
37230 (Doncaster Corporation livery) - Phil Wilson
37231 (Rotherham Corporation livery) - Peter Drury
37233 - St Leger
37235 - Avro Vulcan XH558
63002 - Derek Russell
63027 - Phil White
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Old 15th June 2016, 21:15   #7
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Brighton and Hove?! every single one of their buses is named!
Almost, but not quite: the Citaros are anonymous (and have always been I think) and the new StreetDecks have yet to be christened (except for 807 - Chris Cooke)
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Old 16th June 2016, 12:20   #8
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Stagecoach Manchester named a few of their new Enviro 200s back in around 2012, they were named by local schools - I think it was five of them at the Stockport depot.

Found the link - six of them https://mancunian1001.wordpress.com/...choolchildren/
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Old 16th June 2016, 12:36   #9
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Every Thamesdown bus is named, mostly copying names from GWR engines built at Swindon Works.
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Old 16th June 2016, 12:55   #10
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Probably now retired, but I think I remember that the reverse-livery (white with a red band) Devon General open-toppers that worked the sea-front route around Torbay (Leyland Atlanteans?) used to carry the names of sea-dogs such as Sir Francis Drake, Raleigh, Howe etc.
Happy days: holidays at grandma's!
Sadly Wikipedia says they have all been withdrawn.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_top_buses_in_Torbay
The Devon General Atlanteans did have Sea Dog names plus the later open top VRs were also named but after warships. The tradition was resurrected when the later open top Scanias arrived with Stagecoach and then on closed top Tridents https://www.flickr.com/photos/861562...-9RqGDh-dvewxf

Greyhound named their coaches (so some may survive so named). First West Yorkshire have named some of their vehicles, usually to mark the passing of a member of staff. NXWM also have some of their e400s named IIRC

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Almost, but not quite: the Citaros are anonymous (and have always been I think) and the new StreetDecks have yet to be christened (except for 807 - Chris Cooke)
Forgot about the Citaros and didn't even know they'd had a new batch of Streetdecks, which, may I point out, are the ugliest things I've ever seen. They should have been the same batch as 921-944.
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Forgot about the Citaros and didn't even know they'd had a new batch of Streetdecks, which, may I point out, are the ugliest things I've ever seen. They should have been the same batch as 921-944.
The Streetdecks were the first production ones (predating the Bristol ones). EDIT: sorry - you did say the new Streetdecks.

The livery doesn't do them any favours but the First livery (and variations) seems to suit it better. Anyhow, that's well off topic!!

Back to named buses and here's another notable one plus the story to go behind it https://www.flickr.com/photos/358694...-bopTtF-E48kb4

Also, GTL (Glenvale) used to name their (antiquated) vehicles with the names being suggested by drivers (?)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/buses7...-g7MGXQ-jEPXnw

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Probably now retired, but I think I remember that the reverse-livery (white with a red band) Devon General open-toppers that worked the sea-front route around Torbay (Leyland Atlanteans?) used to carry the names of sea-dogs such as Sir Francis Drake, Raleigh, Howe etc.
Happy days: holidays at grandma's!
Sadly Wikipedia says they have all been withdrawn.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_top_buses_in_Torbay
Yes and one of the holiday visitors was allegedly heard to remark "that bus says Sir Francis Drake was a Devon General - and I'd always thought he was a naval man."
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Old 16th June 2016, 15:54   #14
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A fair few (all?) of First's hybrids in Leeds are named - not sure of the full list of names though, sorry. I think some that don't have names might have been having them added as they're being repainted at the moment.
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Old 16th June 2016, 19:22   #15
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Transdevs 662 Keighley-Bradford 'The Shuttle' B7RLESs 1801-1814 are named
Enterprise, Gemini, Atlantis, Endeavour, Apollo, Beagle, Galileo, Mercury, Explorer, Phoenix, Discovery, Hubble, Pioneer, and Juno.

Transdev Harrogate named Versa 282 Sam Brown
http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2015...from-transdev/
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